Seton Leadership Team

Operational Leadership

Deb Brown, RN, BSN, MHA

deb_brownVice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas

Deb Brown was promoted to vice president for Patient Care Services and chief operating officer for Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas in February 2014. She had been serving as interim chief operating officer of the region’s leading freestanding pediatric facility since June 2013.

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Margaret E. Butler, MBA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC

Margaret_Butler2Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Seton Northwest Hospital

Margaret Butler has been with the Seton Family since June 2007 and previously was interim COO and Senior Director of Nursing at Seton Northwest.

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Tad Hatton

tad_hatton2Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Seton Medical Center Austin

Tad Hatton joined The Seton Healthcare Family in 2015 as vice president and chief operating officer of Seton Medical Center Austin, the largest hospital within Central Texas’ largest health care system..

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 William Henricks, Ph.D, MBA

/William HenricksVice President and Chief Operating Officer, Seton Shoal Creek Hospital and Behavioral Health Services

William Henricks is vice president and chief operating officer of Seton Shoal Creek Hospital and Behavioral Health Services. He assumed this role in 2015, bringing more than 20 years’ experience consulting and operating behavioral health services for diverse patient populations in a variety of treatment settings.

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Debra T. Hernandez, MHA, RN, FACHE, CENP

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Vice President and Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nursing Officer
Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas and University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Chief Nursing Officer, Seton Shoal Creek Hospital

Debra T. Hernandez joined Seton in 2013, bringing lengthy executive nursing experience in community and academic medicine settings. She was named Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer at University Medical Center Brackenridge and Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas in early 2015 and Chief Nursing officer of Seton Shoal Creek Hospital later the same year.

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Mary Faria, PhD, FACHE

Faria_Mary01Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Seton Southwest Hospital

Mary Faria has led Seton Southwest since it opened in 2000.
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Apryl Haynes, MHA, RN

Hanes_Apryl01Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer
Seton Edgar B. Davis Hospital 

Apryl Haynes joined Seton Edgar B. Davis Hospital in 1983 and has served in a variety of roles, including EMT, LVN and RN.

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Neal Kelley, RN, FACHE

Kelley-NealVice President and Chief Operating Officer
Seton Medical Center Hays

Neal Kelley joined the Seton Family in 1998. Before moving to Seton Medical Center Hays, Neal was the site administrator for Seton Edgar B. Davis Hospital and the facility’s associated rural health clinics in Caldwell County.

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Brian Lidiak, FACHE

Brian-Lidiak-2259791-220Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Seton Medical Center Williamson

Brian Lidiak has more than 14 years of experience in health care leadership. Prior to joining the Seton Family in 2011, Brian served as the chief operating officer for multiple HCA Hospitals in the Kansas City area and, most recently, for Scott & White Healthcare in Round Rock.

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Karen Litterer, RN, MSN, NEA-BC

Litterer_KarenVice President, Chief Operating Officer
Seton Highland Lakes Hospital, Burnet

Karen Litterer assumed her current role in March 2016 after serving in an interim capacity since August 2015. She joined Seton Highland Lakes in 1991 as director of Nursing Operations.

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